Best Infant Car Seat Covers Of 2019 – Top 10 Rated Reviews & Buying Guide

There are many car seat covers available on the market, many of which offer multi-use functionality or are available in a variety of colors and designs.

Yet others provide warmth or different levels of breathability. They are all marketed to new parents, all of whom are trying to purchase the best products possible for their new little bundle of joy.

Because it can be overwhelming to find the best infant car seat cover, we’ve narrowed down the search to the top ten options.

Here, you will find a review of each product along with how it stacks up against its competition.

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Top 10 Best Infant Car Seat Covers On The Market 2019 Reviews

NameWeightMulti-Function?Water-Repellant?Rating
Weight
2 pounds
Multi-Function?
No
Water-Repellant?
Yes
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Weight
1 pounds
Multi-Function?
No
Water-Repellant?
Yes
4.4 out of 5 stars (4.4 / 5)
Weight
14.4 ounces
Multi-Function?
No
Water-Repellant?
No
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Weight
4.8 ounces
Multi-Function?
Yes
Water-Repellant?
No
4.6 out of 5 stars (4.6 / 5)
Weight
6.4 ounces
Multi-Function?
Yes
Water-Repellant?
No
4.8 out of 5 stars (4.8 / 5)
Weight
5.6 ounces
Multi-Function?
Yes
Water-Repellant?
No
4.8 out of 5 stars (4.8 / 5)
Weight
6.4 ounces
Multi-Function?
Yes
Water-Repellant?
No
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Weight
15.8 ounces
Multi-Function?
Yes
Water-Repellant?
No
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Weight
11 ounces
Multi-Function?
Yes
Water-Repellant?
No
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Weight
7.2 ounces
Multi-Function?
Yes
Water-Repellant?
No
4.4 out of 5 stars (4.4 / 5)

1 JJ Cole Urban Bundleme

The JJ Cole Urban Bundleme is an ideal option for a car seat cover for the colder months. It essentially removes the need for blankets altogether. And since bulky coats and jackets aren’t permissible in a car seat, parents can rest assured that their baby will stay warm with this product. It will keep babies warm all the up until 12 months old with its thermaplush interior and nylon exterior. That exterior also functions as protection from the elements and can help protect baby from rain and wind. This can be crucial when transferring baby to the doctor’s office during those very early days.

In addition, the top is removable and the hood is detachable so that baby doesn’t overheat. Why is that important? Many parents worry about bundling their babies up enough when traveling outside in cold weather. However, while babies need to stay warm, they are at much greater risk for overheating than they are at getting too cold.

With the Urban Bundleme, parents don’t have to worry about their baby being too cold or too hot given the product’s built-in temperature control.

There are multiple styles available, including many different colors and patterns.

JJ Cole Urban Bundleme
Our rating:4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)

Pros
  • Built-in temperature control
  • Multiple designs/colors available
  • Water and wind repellant
Cons
  • Singular function as a cover

2 Jolly Jumper Sneak-a-Peek

The Jolly Jumper is similar in function to the JJ Cole Urban Bundleme in that it eliminates the need for blankets while baby is in the car seat. It covers the full carseat, is fleece lined and is also water-repellant. Unlike the JJ Cole Bundleme, the Jolly Jumper does not offer detachable parts for easier temperature control.

There is a double zipper that makes it a bit easier to get baby in and out of the car seat. You can easily access baby and if baby is a bit too warm, you can even unzip the sides a bit to offer baby a bit more airflow. This product is ideal if you live in a cooler climate and need to take baby outdoors when it is particularly cold outside.

Jolly Jumper Sneak-a-Peek
Our rating:4.4 out of 5 stars (4.4 / 5)

Pros
  • Eliminates needs for blankets
  • Water repellant
Cons
  • Singular function as a cover

3 Brica Infant Comfort Canopy Car Seat Cover

The Brica Infant Comfort Canopy Car Seat Cover can be used both when using the car seat or stroller system as well as when just carrying the car seat. It is a car seat cover that can be flipped open to view baby or provide extra air or can be flipped down to protect baby from elements or keep baby warm. You can control how much air baby is getting and if it is a dreary or rainy day, you can simply keep the canopy down to protect baby from the elements.

This product does offer a sun cover that blocks 98% of UVA and UVB radiation. Why does that matter? Not only is limiting baby’s exposure important to their health but most babies also hate sun in their eyes. Use of the sun cover can help keep baby both healthy and happy.

This product can be used with all major brands of car seat and is removable in just seconds for ease of use. There is a good amount of air flow as well. Why is that important? Again, babies are more likely to overeat than be cold. With controllable airflow, baby can stay comfortable and parents can feel at ease. The mesh fabric also allows parents to peek in on baby when they’d like. And if they’d like privacy from prying eyes, they can simply put the sun cover down.

The cover also functions as an added protection from insects that may be carrying diseases particularly harmful to babies.

Brica Infant Comfort Canopy Car Seat Cover
Our rating:4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)

Pros
  • Protection from sun and insects
  • Works with all major brands
  • Temperature/ Air flow control
Cons
  • Singular use as a cover

4 “The Classic” by Copper Pearl

“The Classic” by Copper Pearl is one of the best infant car seat covers because it has multiple functions. While it is used as a car seat cover, it also offers four other uses. These are nursing cover, shopping cart cover, high char cover, and infinity scarf. Why does this matter? By using “The Classic”, you may eliminate the need to buy four other products if you were in fact looking for covers for other items as well. It also eliminates having to bring multiple covers with you on a trip.

This product works with most car seats as well as most shopping carts and high chairs. “The Classic” can be used all year long and provides protection against the weather. It does not offer water repellant materials like some other products do but does protect from wind and will keep baby dry while moving from the car.

“The Classic” is essentially a cloth cover that can be slid over the car seat to ensure protection from wind and rain. It fits snugly over most seats and can be easily slid off if needed. There is an opening at the top to ensure breathability and to aid in gripping the car seat handle.

One of the biggest positives for this product is that it has so many other functions. It can be used by nursing moms who want to be covered up while nursing in public. You simply remove the cover from the car seat, put over your head, and let it drape so that baby can nurse in privacy. Similarly, you can use this product when using the high chair or as a cover in a shopping cart.

This cover is very lightweight so it can be transported easily. So what? New parents are often carrying a whole slew of baby items. Anything that is light and easy to transport is always a welcomed change. “The Classic” can be thrown into any diaper bag for easy transport and it doesn’t take up much space.

“The Classic” by Copper Pearl
Our rating:4.6 out of 5 stars (4.6 / 5)

Pros
  • Easily transported
  • Very lightweight
  • Multiple functions
Cons
  • Not quite as much weather protection as other products

5 Matimati’s 5-in-1 Car Seat Canopy and Nursing Cover

This product from Matimati is like “The Classic” from Copper Pearl. It offers several essential uses. It can be used as car seat cover, nursing cover, high chair cover and shopping cart cover. It can also be used as a blanket, changing pad, or infinity scarf. Why does that matter? Again, if you were looking to purchase each of these items separately, you’d be spending a lot more money than purchasing one item that could perform all of these duties. And a nursing cover for breastfeeding moms can truly be an essential. Not having to carry along another cover in case baby gets hungry can be particularly useful as well as time and space saving.

This product offers a full 360 degrees of coverage for baby while in the car seat. This means protection from both the elements and from any insects. And again, like “The Classic” it can also be used as a nursing cover to help maintain privacy in public.

This product is very lightweight which means it can be brought on trips easily and can be used for many functions. Just throw it in the diaper bag and go. It won’t take up much space and does not weight much at all, just 6.4 ounces.

Matimati’s 5-in-1 Car Seat Canopy and Nursing Cover
Our rating:4.8 out of 5 stars (4.8 / 5)

Pros
  • Multi-use
  • Very lightweight
  • Very easy transport
Cons
  • Not as much protection from the elements as other covers

6 Busy Monkey Canopy

Similar to “The Classic” and the 5-in-1 by MatiMati, the Busy Monkey Canopy car seat and breastfeeding cover is multi-functional. It can be used as a car seat canopy, high chair cover, shopping cart cover, blanket, and changing mat.

This car seat cover can be used to make a safe space for baby to play while out and about and can function as a blanket when it gets chilly. The designs are typically unisex so they can be used by boys and girls alike.

Given the functionality of this product, it enables moms and dads to purchase only one product but get several uses out of it. This can be important to some new parents.

This product is made of a very soft, baby-friendly fabric and can be thrown right in the washing machine when it needs cleaning. This is important given the amount of baby laundry likely being done.

Most importantly, it can be used all the way up to when baby turns 3 years old. This is due, in large part, to its many functions. It can still be used as a blanket or changing mat even once baby transitions into being a toddler.

Because this product is made of a soft fabric, it does not protect against the elements quite as well as some other products reviewed here. While the soft fabric has its benefits, it is not water repellant and will only keep baby dry for a short time while transitioning from the car.

Busy Monkey Canopy
Our rating:4.8 out of 5 stars (4.8 / 5)

Pros
  • Multi-Use
  • Can be used until age 3
  • Unisex designs
Cons
  • Not water-repellant

7 Kids N’ Such Car Seat Canopy

The Kids N’Such Car Seat Canopy is similar to many other of the best infant car seat covers reviewed here. It has multiple functions to help save parents money, as it can be used for multiple purposes.

This product comes in unisex designs and can be used as a car seat canopy, high char cover, stroller cover, shopping cart cover, scarf, and nursing cover. With so many uses, parents don’t have to purchase other items on top of this one.

It functions like many other covers in that it slides right over the top of the car seat but leaves an opening up top to allow for breathability and air flow.

The material is a very soft fabric that is baby-friendly and easily washable. In fact, this product comes with a 10,000 wash warranty! Why does that matter? Babies need many items, most of which cost a good amount of money. Anything that lasts a long time is a welcomed money saver. In addition, babies seem to have a real knack for dirtying fabrics. Anything that can easily be thrown into the washing machine is welcomed.

While the material is not water-repellant and will only keep baby dry for a short time, it does protect against the elements for short trips. It also prevents strangers from sneaking up on baby and protects against the sun, germs, and insects.

This cover of course functions as a nursing cover for any mom who wants to stay covered up while nursing in public. Its breathable design means babies won’t overheat while feeding and moms won’t get too hot trying to stay covered up. It will keep feeding private for mom and baby.

Kids N’ Such Car Seat Canopy
Our rating:4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)

Pros
  • Multiple functions
  • Warranty
Cons
  • Not water-repellant

8 SHO Cute Reversible Car Seat Canopy

The SHO car seat canopy is one of the best infant car seat covers for a host of reasons. First, it is reversible so you can get more use of it and enjoy two different designs. Secondly, it covers a full 360 degrees of protection, as do many of the other canopy tops. However, this product is different in a couple of ways.

First, it offers extra ventilation through a peek-a-boo window. This isn’t available with many of the other products reviewed here such as “The Classic”, Kids N’ Such Car Seat Canopy, Busy Monkey Canopy, and the MatiMati’s Canopy. It means mom and dad can peek on baby as needed but also means that air ventilation can be increased immediately if needed.

This product is also unique in another way. This car seat canopy by SHO attaches by straps on the handle of the car seat. So, it does not slide over the handle as many of the multi-use products listed above do. That means you aren’t likely to slip on the fabric when holding your car seat handle. You are still able to firmly grasp just the handle without having to hold on to the fabric.

This product is made of 100% cotton and offers a 100% money back guarantee, so you are able to shop with the ultimate assurance. The breathability of cotton is also noteworthy as you want to ensure that baby can easily ventilate and breath while under the canopy.

Unlike the other products reviewed and mentioned above, this SHO canopy does not also function as a nursing cover and is not advertised as having multiple functions.

SHO Cute Reversible Car Seat Canopy
Our rating:4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)

Pros
  • Reversible
  • Attaches by straps to the car seat handle
  • Provides ventilation through peekaboo window
  • 100% money back guarantee
  • 100% cotton
Cons
  • Not multi-use

9 Kids N’ Such 2 in 1 Carseat Canopy and Nursing Cover Up

The Kids N’ Such 2 in 1 Car Seat Canopy and Nursing Cover Up has two primary functions. It works as a cart seat canopy and as a cover-up for breastfeeding moms. In this way and given its design, it is a hybrid between the many products reviewed here that offer 5-in-1 functions and the SHO cover.

This cover will protect baby from the elements as well as germs, insects, harsh lights and unwanted visitors.  It does not, however, wrap around the bottom of the car seat as many other products. This means that air can get access from the bottom of the car seat. It is truly a preference whether or not you want that.

It also has peekaboo access to baby, similar to the SHO canopy. This means that you can check on baby without having to remove the whole cover and disrupt baby’s naptime. Why is this important? It can be so crucial to never wake a sleeping baby. This product makes it easier to check on baby without rousing them. For anyone who has tried to get a baby to nap, this can be very important.

You also do not have to remove the cover to remove baby from the car seat. It simply flips up and over the car seat while staying attached. This makes removing baby nearly effortless. If baby is cranky, fussy or crying, you may not want to waste any amount of time removing the cover before you are able to remove baby from the seat.

This product is one of the best infant car seat covers on the market and comes with a 10,000 wash guarantee so parents can purchase worry-free. You will likely be doing a lot of laundry as somehow babies produce quite a bit of dirty clothes. Being able to know you can wash this product as many as 10,000 times and still be covered by a guarantee could be very important to some parents.

Kids N’ Such 2 in 1 Carseat Canopy and Nursing Cover Up
Our rating:4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)

Pros
  • 10,000 wash guarantee
  • Peekaboo access
  • Multi-function (2 in 1)
Cons
  • Does not wrap around bottom of the car seat

10 Kids N’ Such Multi-Use Nursing Cover

This Kids N’Such Multi-Use Nursing cover is similar to several other covers reviewed here, particularly the 5-in-1 covers.

This product stretches over the top of the car seat, allowing a small opening up top for breathability. The fabric stays tight to the bottom of the car seat to help eliminate any wind from entering the car seat through the bottom.

This product is one that is multi-functional. It can be used as a car seat cover, high chair and shopping cart cover, scarf, blanket and changing mat. If purchased, moms and dads do not have to purchase a whole slew of other products or covers. You can simply pack and bring this one cover and have many other tasks covered.

The product is made of soft, baby-friendly fabric that comes in many unisex designs. It is lightweight which means it won’t take up much space in a diaper bag. And when it is dirty, simply throw it in the washing machine for a quick wash.

Kids N’ Such Multi-Use Nursing Cover
Our rating:4.4 out of 5 stars (4.4 / 5)

Pros
  • Machine Washable
  • Multi-functional
  • Breathability
Cons
  • Not water-repellant

Best Infant Car Seat Covers Buying Guide

Choosing a Car Seat Cover is a big decision. Why? There are a multitude of options and it can sometimes feel overwhelming to narrow them down. And of course, with all baby products, you want to choose the one that makes the very best sense for your family and the needs of your baby.

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The options include different fabrics, all-over different designs, variances in weight and breathability, as well as deciding if you want a cover that serves multiple purposes. As with all baby-related items, each item is touted as the best and is targeted to new, inexperienced parents who want to purchase the very best product for their child(ren). Our guide has highlighted the pros and cons of the ten best infant car seat covers on the market.

The items reviewed here are the best available on the market, but even these have differences. You should first decide how important each factor is for you and your family and then narrow down to the best car seat cover for you. There are great, reliable, and durable options available here. The right one for you depends on your particular needs.

Versatility

If you are looking for a car seat cover that will provide multiple uses, there are several options available here. Some of the best infant car seat covers offer five or more practical uses while others offer two or three. And yet still, some are intended to be used strictly as a car seat cover.

You should ultimately decide what you would typically purchase a cover for and then decide if you’d like to use the same one for all of those uses. If the answer is yes, then maybe “The Classic” by Copper Pearl, MatiMati’s 5-in-1, Busy Monkey Canopy, Kids N’Such Car Seat Canopy or the Kids N’Such Multi-use Nursing Cover is the best option for you.

If you are looking strictly for a car seat cover, then perhaps the JJ Cole Urband Bundleme, Jolly Jumper Sneak-a-Peek, The SHO reversible cover, the Brica Car Seat Cover, or the Kids N’Such 2-in1 cover is the better option for you.

One of the most attractive features of the multi-use products is the fact that they double as a nursing cover. For any mom who has been caught off guard and must feed their baby in public, the importance of a nursing cover cannot be overstated. It may be important to you, then, to have a car seat cover that can be easily used as a nursing cover. You would only have to bring one cover with you, and most are very lightweight. Throw it on the car seat and when baby needs to eat, it can easily transfer on to Mom for easy nursing without having any strangers staring. This feature may be very important to any mom who does or intends to nurse their baby(ies).

Breathability

Many of the products that offer multiple uses are those that stretch over the top of the car seat and sit on the handles. Others attach to the handles with Velcro. And yet still, some attach to the car seat and almost double as a blanket. It is entirely a preference on which you would like to use.

Be mindful that those that stretch over the car seat are likely going to stay tight against the base of the car seat. So what? Well, this can be good in cooler months when you want as much protection as possible. However, if your child runs warm most of the time, perhaps you’d prefer a product that attaches to the handles with something like Velcro. One of the products here that attaches that way is the SHO reversible canopy.

Breathability also depends on material, of course. Many products, particularly the 5-in-1 products are made from very lightweight material and would not hinder breathability of the fabric. Other products offer 100% cotton.

Again, choosing a level of breathability is entirely a matter of preference.

Protection

Because of the different ways many of these products attach to the car seat, different levels of protection from the elements are offered. For example, the JJ Cole Urban Bundleme and Jolly Jumper Sneak-a-Peek both protect and provide a kind of blanket for baby. This offers protection from the elements while also providing warmth for baby.

Some of the 5-in-1 car seat covers don’t offer quite as much warmth as they are a layer of fabric placed over the top of the car seat. However, they may provide more breathability. And if you live in warmer climate, you simply may not need to add much warmth to the car seat. Perhaps you just want to block out the son, insects, or nosy strangers.

Those products that function as a true canopy, such as the SHO reversible cover and the Brica cover provide a mix of the two by offering coverage while also allowing for more breathability. Truly, it is a preference as to how much protection you want baby to have. In addition to this, much of the level of protection will depend on current weather conditions and season of the year.

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Warranty

There were two different warranties offered in the products reviewed here.

If warranties are important to you, you may want to look further into purchasing one of the products that come with one. This means that you can truly shop with assurance.

If the product does not work for you, you can return it as is the case with the SHO. With the Kids N’Such products, you are guaranteed 10,000 washes so you can rest assured that the product will stand the test of time. Either way, with any purchase, it can be comforting to know that the product is guaranteed by the manufacturer, or that you can return it if it does not work for you.

All of the products reviewed do offer strong options for new parents. However, deciding how important versatility is to you is a big factor. If you are a breastfeeding mom, or will be, perhaps you want a product that will allow for a sense of modesty when nursing in public. If you want baby to be warmest because you live in a cold climate, perhaps one of the singular use products is ideal for you.

If you are looking for the most protection from the elements as possible, maybe an option that is water-repellant presents the best choice. There is truly no wrong choice. It is ultimately dependent upon the needs of you and your baby. Once able to determine what is most important for you, you can choose one of the options reviewed here.

Conclusion

All products purchased for you baby will be important. You’ll need to weigh the pros and cons because surely you want to purchase the very best product you can. Here, ten of the best infant car seat covers were reviewed. All are durable and versatile to some degree. Deciding on the right product will depend heavily on your individual needs including whether or not you want the product to perform more than one function. While you cannot go wrong with any of the products listed here, you need to narrow down your choice depending on the needs of your baby and what is most important to you.

Best Infant Car Seat Covers Of 2019 – Top 10 Rated Reviews & Buying Guide
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